St Bathans Blue Lake St Bathans was established in 1863 to service gold mines duirng the gold rush and is brimming with history. There is much to see and do including a walk around the scenic Blue Lake or admiring the historic buildings.
St Bathans is a popular side trip from the Otago Central Rail Trail.
St Bathans HallSt Bathans township historic buildings include the well known Vulcan Hotel, St Bathans Hall, Post Office and Gold Office.
The St Bathans Hall built in 1892/93 is typical of community halls built during the gold mining years, though rare in its large size. An original mural at the back of the stage adds a distinctive air of the past to the interior.
The St Bathans Post Office is another important landmark in St Bathans. Built in 1909, it was the third post office built on this site.
St Bathans is located 60km north east of Alexandra off State Highway 85 (Alexandra to Ranfurly).
St Bathans is signposted from State Highway 85.
Places to stay
St Bathans campsite allows you to camp in a remote and historic area. From here you can explore St Bathans township and St Bathans Blue Lake walk.
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